New York Yankees news, 5/13/20: DJ LeMahieu on his way out as a Yankee? CC Sabathia is ripped now, and more

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Jun 25, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The top New York Yankees links of the day:

George A. King III | New York Post: Whether or not there is a shortened MLB season, Yankees utility player DJ LeMahieu will be a free agent nonetheless. At 31 years old, LeMahieu was one of the best players for the Yankees in 2019, playing all over the infield and supplementing injuries consistently. He was an All-Star for the third time in his career, and he has enjoyed playing for the Bombers thus far. Being on a winning team has clearly extracted the best out of LeMahieu, and his goals include dominating at a high-level and hitting with prowess.

General manager Brian Cashman will have to make a decision on the veteran, and whether or not he is worth investing in. A two-year deal worth somewhere in the $30 million range could suffice.

LeMahieu undoubtedly loves it in New York, stating: “Obviously, I love it here.”

Ryan Garcia | Empire Sports Media: The development of baseball analytics has been apparent in the past few seasons. An evolving sport with new tendencies helps teams grow and utilize new analytics to break down specific players and situations. Often times, these complex numbers can extract value from traditional quantities like batting average, home run totals, and RBIs. Utilizing advanced analytics will continually grow with the game, which can be a good and bad thing for viewers.

Liz Roscher | Yahoo Sports: If you’re a Yankee fan, you can remember CC Sabathia taking the mound over the past decade or so. Known for his beefy arms and massive body frame, Sabathia has taken his retirement a little differently than most expected. The legendary New York Yankees pitcher has slimmed down and is now looking ripped after years of standing on the mound like a freshly poured milkshake. A totally new look for Sabathia, who leaves behind a starting pitching unit lead by Gerrit Cole.